Thieves steal Mail & Guardian's computers

Armed robbers hit the Mail & Guardian in Milpark, Johannesburg, on Saturday night and made off with almost every single computer in the building.

Chief operations officer Hoosain Karjieker said an armed gang of ten men held-up security guards at the Media Mill office park, and then forced them to open the door to the Mail & Guardian‘s office on Saturday night.

Karjieker said the thieves then made off with Apple computers, photocopiers and fax machines worth about R1-million.

‘We’re shocked,” he said, adding that there were back-up systems in place.